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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | December 6, 2019

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. -Dalai Lama

Hello, again and a very happy Friday to you! As what’s left of our year is quickly fading, I hope you can look back at 2019 and smile. One of the things that always makes me smile is hearing from others like you and one of the things I’ve heard is there are a number of people who like that I include a music link. Surprisingly, to me, I’ve had more comments on that than anything else. So I thought I’d promote it up here to the top from the very bottom in case anyone would like to listen while they read.

And to that point, I’m listening to this Lo Fi Chill playlist as I polish off this week’s newsletter. Great background sounds to work along to or for reading some of the finds from this week. Thanks for reading!.


Last week’s most clicked item:
Top 9 Screen Recording Tips That Will Make You a Better Creator


Video for learning –15 things the research says – some may shock you…

In this recent post, Donald Clark (@DonaldClark) says that the evidence shows that many of the things we do in video are just plain wrong. There are decades of research on the subject, that mostly remains unread and unloved. Dive in to learn more about these evidence-based pointers for using video for learning.

http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2019/11/video-for-learning-15-things-research.html


Redesigning Organisations For Positive Deviance

In this article, Paul Taylor (@PaulBromford) asks “What if the traditional way that we think change happens is all wrong? What if our focus on the spread and scale of innovative business solutions isn’t the answer – but is part of the fundamental problem?”

Redesigning Organisations For Positive Deviance


Good Habits, Bad Habits: A Conversation with Wendy Wood

Wendy Wood (@profwendywood) recently wrote a book, Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick, which details the most important, practical insights from her research on habits. In this interview, she talks about how better understanding how habits form and drive our behavior can help us change—and enjoy—our lives.

Good Habits, Bad Habits: A Conversation with Wendy Wood


L&D Podcast Guide

As podcasts have become more popular the L&D field has seen a whole host of podcasts on a variety of learning and development topics come into being. Training Industry has gathered some of the best and most popular L&D podcasts here. Take a look – I bet you’ll find at least one that is new to you.

The Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide


2020 Workplace Learning Trends Report: The Skills of the Future

This report from Udemy (@udemy) takes a look at how organizations can reimagine the future of workplace learning for the new decade. They touch on the uptake of AR/VR, chatbots, social learning and more. I hope some of their predictions are actually on target. How about you?

Click to access 2020_Workplace_Learning_Trends_Report.pdf

Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Tools & Resources

For more check out the upcoming conference schedule or the L&D webinars and professional development events calendar by Kari Knisely (@KariKnisely)

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I’m always looking for great people and organizations who want to help people learn and work better. If you’re one of them, let’s talk! Speaking and Workshop Information Sheet.

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